Re: to protect personal data...
That'll be more like 3 years in prison and £4000 fine plus court costs.
147 posts • joined 30 Aug 2013
That'll be more like 3 years in prison and £4000 fine plus court costs.
OK then, so forget Norway as an example, so what is your / UK's excuse for generally crap broadband speeds compared to our large neighbours Germany and France??!!!
For mail archiving with superb search and rapid access to archived files I have used Mailstore for a few years, would highly recommend it.
"If you're developing 3D mapping, content creation and AR, you're next on the list"
Ah, so no different to Google and Apple then?
Not convinced a comparison with IE / FF / Chrome is valid, those are specific products over and above an OS. I welcome a wide choice of AV products, but fully understand if MS decide to improve their own OS and make it more secure and include a tool to detect malware that attacks their OS.
Probably far more honest and truthful than Apple or Google.
I think Kaspersky will lose this one.
Think about it - it's not a "normal" market to have an OS which is full of bugs and security issues that it subsequently requires a third party app such as Kaspersky to fill the holes!
It surely has to remain the responsibility of the OS manufacturer, i.e. Microsoft, to get their act together and improve security. The have done this over the past few years pretty well, more work to do, but Windows Defender is a good solution and it's integrated deeply into the OS which makes it very effective - just look at the latest detection rates at AV Comparatives dot org, it's really improved in the past year.
What Kaspersky can do is have a product more like Malwarebytes, HitmanPro or Zemana. In other words, to have their software as an EXTRA layer of security over WD to stop tricky malware, isolate the browser for banking sessions, encrypt keystrokes, etc, but leave the core detection to WD.
Don't be ridiculous, you should be running CPM or OS2!
Me too. In my opinion it's a serious risk to keep on using LastPass. Now using the really excellent Sticky Password (with local network sync option than cloud if you prefer). For the really sensitive stuff like banking using Keepass for the time being.
OP - Anonymous Coward? More like Anonymous Bastard?
"Fighters are really redundant"
Well yes, the f-35 "Flying Duck" is quite redundant, considering that the Sukhoi can run rings around it.
It's not as simple as that unfortunately.
Businesses send pdfs and Office files which upon opening executes a macro which subsequently downloads the executable. Disabling exe files in attachements is not enough, and Outlook already does this by default anyway.
Many corporations use macros. All corporations use pdfs. Users cannot be fully trained to spot everything potentially suspicious since no work would get done, that's why good AV and additional products are essential. More companies switching to Linux would also avoid a lot of this, but not completely.
If they had the right anti-malware products then this would not have happened. Trust a vendor 100% if you want, but better to do your own homework and look at alternatives and ideally have a layered approach to security than a single AV product.
...already easily stopped by software such as Sophos Intercept X which is based on their purchase last year of HitmanPro.alert.
Clearly they need to roll this out more widely, but then it also needs the tight-arsed beggars controlling the NHS purse to invest in better detection such as via this or similar products, or isolate at-risk networks from the internet completely.
10 upvotes from me
Yes there are many naive users out there, but there are very many who DO know but do not care, because they want everything free, and I mean everything. They see the value of nothing, not even their ownp privacy. Freeloaders, freetards, call them whatever, but it's a virus that is going to destroy us. It's especially important to have high quaity, balanced news, and that needs to be paid for, but no-one wants to pay today.
"And lo and behold Wall Street has rewarded this strategy as the stock finally exceeded that turn of the millennium all time high last fall."
On the data I am looking at from Yahoo Finance, MSFT stock price exceeded it's .com peak already 3 years ago, not last fall, so the selling data via Win 10 theory does not stack up. The reason for their financial success has been their successful strategy to move people onto Office 365.
Very easy to use the internet without Google tracking you, lots of privacy addons to choose from, and avoid Chrome. Easy.
Erm, why not simply use one of many DNS services out there, for the secondary DNS value in case of failure of the primary one? Even consider replacing the primary DNS this way too if you get many issues.
Do Nokia enjoy attempting to commit suicide? They failed against the giants Apple, and Google, and now they are pitching themselves against Facebook. I admire their positive attitude, but I do think it could be somewhat delusional and could finish them completely
"So here's what I'm thinking: As MATE was to GNOME, it's time for a FIREFOX FORK!"
It's been here a few years already, it's called Pale Moon. Try it.
"Betamax quality wasn't actually that much better"
You cannot have been alive then because Betamax was massively better and survived until recently in Broadcast quality cameras.
Even better quality, at the time, was the V2000 format invented by, I think, Philipps, but apart from Grundig I don't anyone else took up the format since most video kit was produced in Japan at the time.
Oops, didn't somebody forget to remind NASA that they've already allegedly sent a dozen humans to the moon and back without apparent ill health due to radiation?
"Ditched those pricks years ago."
Seriously, what bad experiences did you have with them to cause such an outburst?
Yes some people use antivirus, especially with behavior blockers and / or whitelisting. Users are not all f'g experts and want to use their machines for actual work and not piss about in the engine room forever. We therefore give our money to the likes of Webroot who tend to normally do a pretty decent job of keeping us safe.
You are joking aren't you? This version is full of horrendous bugs and detection rate from the independent MRG Effitas shows a jaw dropping 70. It's massively worse than just free Windows Defender on its own, nevermind the better paid-for software.
Certainly Obama has not displayed much intelligence of his own during a pretty p1ss poor 8 years. Promised so much yet delivered so little, reminds me of the Freddy Mercury song "the Great Pretender". Thankfully the 1d10t is on his way out, but boy, what a vindictive attitude he has sneaking things like this in his final days.
"Say no more"
Well I will say something: I actually like my Outlook.com account. A lot. I am personally not experiencing this sync issue. In fact since they migrated the service across from Hotmail / Live.com servers to the Office 365 framework then I've got better reliability and almost the same service and functions as my company OWA account, free of charge as well. In fact I'd be happy to pay for it, and it's better than the Gmail and Apps crap I've been using for ages for one of my other activities.
"Anyone who has used both O365 and Google apps for any length of time would recognise that Google apps are significantly better in just about every way"
ahem, not they wouldn't, I don't and millions others don't.
As several others have already said, WoT is a very flawed concept, it's all in the ey of the beholder. Far better to use something such as McAfee web/site adviser which just checks for malware and risks, or else something like Netcraft.
I have a ten year old Citroen with 150,000 miles on the clock with zero breaksdowns and I reckon it may last another 5-10 years. You must be a Brexshitter.
She's screwed up even more royally than her predecessors, yet she gets all that gold. Shocking. Capitalism is well and truly broken.
"People who just want to "access Exchange remotely" will probably look towards Windows Phone, as they can be made to believe that a Microsoft phone might interact nicely with a Microsoft server"
And if they believe that it's fine, because it's actually true, the integration is far better than via Android in my personal experience. So much so that I've now switched to WP.
Indeed flappy birds and a lot more are available. I recently swapped from Android to WP8.1 after several sync and call drop issues and I am pleasantly surprised by the WP experience, I don't know what Orlowski is smoking, a journo should be far more objective than that.
It's going to be my next buy, dual SIM version.
Does anyone know if Bitdefender Safepay is similarly impacted or at risk of this issue? I always worried about these dedicated browsers after my bank used to warn me that the latest version of Chrome was not being used. I then discovered that typically these "secure" browsers are a version or several behind the official release and no doubt missing subsequent security patches. Lazy bastards.
Speaking of affairs, they maybe discovered that Mutti is a lesbian mud-wrestler in her spare time so any investigation was dropped.
Whatever they actually found, it's clear there must be something embarrassing since Mutti is slavishly following the US Mothership orders to weaken the EU and stop doing business with those "nasty" Russians.
If you or the vendor transact via Paypal, even via credit card, well they are located in Singapore, but that in no way changes the vendors tax obligations. I think you may be confusing two separate issues.
Well said. Flat Design is a massive blot on the GUI landscape, it's lazy, crap and inexcusable except perhaps on phones.
As for LibreOffice and it's predecessors. Not since the original StarOffice have any subsequent versions of this suite been true contenders to replace MS Office. It's not for lack of trying, I end up always reverting back to MS Office on the basis of functionality and ease of use.
"Arthur C Clarke speculated that some supernovae could be the failed attempts by civilization to tap into the zero-point energy. We may never know if ASASSN-15lh was a natural event or just someone pressing the wrong button"
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Some supernovae may well be just the next civilisation ramping up the voltage on their CERN. Theoretical Physicists should be strictly supervised in the playground, not allowed to run amok ;)
Webroot. You won't look back. The past few years they've incorporated unique technology from Prevx and Threatfire. I have high confidence in their technical capability not to allow such vulnerabilities.
This is pretty shocking but not unsurprising news.
I've come to the conclusion that in this world where everything is shared on social media that particularly (non-tech professional) millenials really don't give a shit about their data, until they might be financially impacted.
Then, too many tech professional Millenials who build much of the stuff, well, some of them do give a toss about security but too many have attention deficits so major and adrenalin needs so high that they just skip from one project to another as fast as possible.
Then, other and older tech professionals who do know and do give a fuck are increasingly sidelined and replaced through outsourcery.
Then, outsourcerers tend to have major knowledge gaps or don't give a fuck.
Ultimately, most business leaders, now just focus on short term and the quarterly profits which give rise to all the problems above. It's a vicious circle for which and their financial backers are ultimately responsible for.
In other words: we're fucked.
"The world has changed"
And it's going to change again. I just bought an HP laptop / tablet device and Lenovo and others make ^them but I have no idea if they are included in these stats or not. Anyway, hybrid devices that allow you to do real work as well as mobile and play are the future and MS with continuum have a very bright future IMHO.
Even more stupid to let Google actually be your carrier and snoop on all your data, not just some.
It's not too depressing. What is more depressing is that Rooney is earning more then Cook!
@ James 51
In answer to your question, I've tried most of the VPN offerings over the past two years since Snowden. I narrowed it down to using Private Tunnel and PureVPN. The one that fits the bill for you in terms of covering Linux, Windows, Android and Blackberry is PureVPN.
I don't know where they stand in relation to this potential vulnerability, I think it may be based on the OpenVPN client but I'm not 100% sure, but as a well established, multi-platform and good quality VPN provider you could choose a lot worse than PureVPN. If you have the need, it also allows you to choose various VPN protocols as well as the ability to even attach a VPN session to a specific application or browser which is a bonus for those that need it.
Betamax was very significantly, and very visibly, better quality than VHS, not just in terms of some "obscure" tech specs sheets. In fact i was astonished that VHS took off, but apparently the porn industry then the rest of Hollycrap went for the cheap and cheerful standard....in contrast to today when everyone seems to push for higher quality standards.
But there was a standard which was even better quality for home use than Betamax, that was the V2000 format from Philips. One quality feature I recall vividly was that if you paused the tape on playback there was no jitter unlike the other two; VHS was by far the worst for this "feature". I think Philips used something called a "floating head" which essentially kept spinning and somehow kept the frozen image static....the tech details are way beyond me though.
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